PAW’s Sept. 14 Olympics summary omitted a fourth Princeton medalist from the Rio Games: MEREDITH MICHAELS-BEERBAUM ’92 earned bronze for Germany in the equestrian team-jumping event. Michaels-Beerbaum and her three teammates were flawless in a jump-off Aug. 17, breaking a third-place tie with Canada to win the medal.
Two TRACK AND FIELD coaches competed at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. Volunteer assistant Priscilla Frederick competed in the high jump for Antigua and Barbuda, and Robby Andrews, a former volunteer assistant and a member of the U.S. team, reached the semifinals of the men’s 1,500-meter run.
Six BASEBALL alumni have played in the major leagues this season. Veteran pitchers Chris Young ’02 (Kansas City) and Ross Ohlendorf ’05 (Cincinnati) have spent the full season in the majors, primarily in relief roles. Rookie pitcher Matt Bowman ’14 earned a spot in the St. Louis bullpen. David Hale ’11 pitched for Colorado early in the year before being traded to Baltimore and sent to the minor leagues, while outfielder Will Venable ’05 played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in June and July. Pitcher Danny Barnes ’12 made his big-league debut for Toronto in August.
Three FOOTBALL alumni earned opening-day roster spots in the NFL. Tight end Seth DeValve ’16 was set to make his debut for the Cleveland Browns. Linebacker Mike Catapano ’13 entered his second season with the New York Jets, and defensive end Caraun Reid ’14 was signed as a free agent by the San Diego Chargers.
Eight athletes from the Tiger ROWING teams earned medals at the World Under-23 and Junior Championships in the Netherlands in August. Three Tigers — Matthew Benstead ’17, David Bewicke-Copley ’20, and Tim Livingstone ’18 — helped Great Britain win silver in the under-23 men’s eight.